School Districts

Plan Rating Schools With Letter Grades Headed To Full SenateA plan to rate public schools statewide by letter grades A through F is headed to the full Senate. The Senate Education Committee approved the much-watched bill Tuesday.
A Look At Educators, Students & Electronic Media PoliciesTeachers behaving badly - It's not a new problem, but new modes of communication are making inappropriate comments and relationships all too easy.
Texas Auditor Criticizes Program Run By SchoolsState Auditor John Keel is criticizing an economic development program run by Texas school districts, saying they're being passive about checking whether companies actually are creating high-paying jobs as promised.
Nearly Half Of Plano ISD’s Bus Fleet Older Than 2007There's nothing new about dozens of school buses in one district. In fact, the I-Team discovered some of the fleet is old enough to have hauled some parents when they were in school!
North Texas Districts Defend Decision To Close SchoolsAlthough freeways and major thoroughfares remained for the most part free of ice, a handful of North Texas school districts cancelled classes Friday -- citing icy conditions on side streets, sidewalks and parking lots.
Expert: More Money Didn't Close Texas School Funding Gap An expert has told Texas' school finance trial that a $3-plus billion boast in state funding hasn't closed the nearly $1,300 gap in per-student funding between school districts in rich and poor areas.
North Texas ISD's Decide To Open Or Not To OpenIt's a decision that isn’t taken lightly in any school district. Regardless if the answer is yay or nay, many people end up criticizing the decision to either close or open schools after a winter storm.
New Ratings Coming From Texas Education AgencyThe Texas Education Agency will roll out a new accountability system for districts and schools this year that may not bring many immediate surprises but will change how many schools are rated in the long run.
DISD Wants State School Districts To Avoid Hiring Quitting TeachersThe Dallas Independent School District has sent a letter to more than 150 other districts in Texas, asking them to avoid hiring DISD teachers who did not resign in a timely fashion according to state regulations.
Texas AG: State Benefits For Same-Sex Partners Are IllegalTexas Attorney General Greg Abbott has issued a general opinion on whether local municipalities and school districts can grant benefits to the domestic partners of employees -- Abbott said if they do they're breaking Texas law.
Panel To Review Criticized Texas Curriculum SystemA special State Board of Education panel is reviewing a curriculum system used by hundreds of Texas school districts -- but which some conservatives claim promotes anti-American values.
Texas AG: Nearly 80 School Districts Without Complete Safety PlanThe Texas School Safety Center is reporting 78 Texas school districts either have failed to submit safety audits as required by law or don't meet full compliance.
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